Definition: This entry gives the percent of children under five considered to be underweight. Underweight means weight-for-age is approximately 2 kg below for standard at age one, 3 kg below standard for ages two and three, and 4 kg below standard for ages four and five. This statistic is an indicator of the nutritional status of a community. Children who suffer from growth retardation as a result of poor diets and/or recurrent infections tend to have a greater risk of suffering illness and death.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight map
State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015
ReliefWeb - 5/27/2015 8:23:32 PM
27 May 2015, Rome - The number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million ... has dropped from 14.7 percent to 5.5 percent since 1990, while the share of underweight children (below 5 years of age) also declined sharply.
The 10 Hungriest Countries in the World and How You Can Help Them
The Daily Meal - 5/26/2015 3:13:55 AM
Here are the 10 most undernourished countries in the world, along with some ways you can help feed them. The Global Hunger Index (GHI), which is calculated every year by the ... mortality and underweight children under the age of five.
The 5 Key Takeaways From The Latest Report On World Hunger
Thomson Reuters Foundation - 5/27/2015 4:02:50 AM
According to the latest editon of the annual UN hunger report (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 &ndash ... of undernourishment and the proportion of underweight children under five years of age - have both declined. Tweet!
Top 10 Terrible Issues Facing Children Worldwide
listverse.com - 7/5/2009 11:54:57 PM
“Separated Children” are those under age 18 and living outside their country of origin without parents or legal guardians to care for or protect them. Every year ... between the ages of 5 and 14 are working around the world, according to the ...
UN concern over use of child soldiers in Yemen
The National - 11/28/2009 11:53:36 PM
In al Mazraq camp, the Unicef official met mothers and children who were among the 175,000 civilians to have fled their homes over five years ... under the age of five dying for every 1,000 births. Some 46 per cent of under-five children are underweight ...
Save the Children - 5/25/2015 5:38:16 AM
The world's youngest country, South Sudan gained independence ... before the latest influx of refugees – found in young children under the age of five: Over one in four children are underweight Nearly one in three children are stunted (short and ...
Prioritize the Poorest
Foreign Affairs - 5/20/2012 11:55:14 PM
A recent UNICEF study found that, in 26 countries, the mortality rate for children under five has declined ... among the poorest quintile. Read more at at Foreign Affairs' Special Report: Global Public Health. Across the developing world, children in ...
UNICEF report: They go together
Workers World - 5/14/2006 11:27:43 PM
Lack of enough healthy food “is an underlying cause” of 53 percent of all deaths of children under the age of five—about 5.6 million a year—according ... the most gains of any country in the world, reducing the rate of underweight children by ...
On eve of Eid holiday, UNICEF draws attention to plight of children in northern Yemen
UNICEF - 11/25/2009 11:57:09 PM
Mortality among children less than five years of age is high at 69 per 1,000 live births. Some 46 per cent of under-five children are underweight ... The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and ...
Development Involves Extracting a Clear Picture
New York Times - 10/3/1993 11:57:06 PM
Death rates of children under 5, a key indicator, are a telling example. In half the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, there are no figures more recent than 20 years old ... of the 190 million underweight children in the world live in four countries ...
Hezonja, Booker among top wings showing tip of iceberg
NBA - 5/23/2015 2:27:22 AM
We go 1 through 5 when making our assessments ... Hezonja has been on NBA teams' radars for years. He originally was a point guard when he began his professional career -- "he was the best player in the world at 16," one admirer gushed -- but has moved ...
CNN LARRY KING WEEKEND
CNN - 6/15/2002 8:55:37 PM
LAGERFELD: The men who never get to be our age - KING: Cha Cha? LAGERFELD: Cha Cha, I love. I was a champion in Cha Cha, world ... where parents put their children when they travel or when they are diplomats in another country, I don't know what.
2015 is 'year of fear' for children worldwide, warns Gordon Brown
theguardian.com - 5/27/2015 11:33:49 AM
Delivering an impassioned call for urgent international action in a briefing in New York, the former British prime minister and Labour party leader said more than half the world ... children are being trafficked each year and 5 million girls under the age ...
Measuring arm circumference is a more reliable indicator of malnutrition
Medical Xpress - 5/26/2015 12:17:57 PM
... to the deaths of nearly half of all children under the age of five. About half a million children die annually from severe malnutrition and nearly 100 million children are underweight, most in the world's poorest countries. Levine and his team studied ...
Mary Ellen Mark, photographer of outcasts and hidden beauty, dies at 75
Washington Post - 5/26/2015 7:48:55 PM
Since the 1960s, she photographed the outcasts of the world ... A 13-year-old girl named Tiny was being used in prostitution when she wasn’t getting high. (When Ms. Mark photographed her again at the age of 30, Tiny had five children by five different ...